Orange Pekoe Tea from Gorreana Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Gorreana Tea

Tea Description:

An exquisite premium grade black tea grown in the mineral rich Gorreana mountains surrounded by the majestic blue Atlantic ocean and exotic flowers that scent the delicate tea leaves to bring out its unique bold flavor.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Although the name may sound like it’s a citrus fruit flavored tea, Orange Pekoe refers to the grading of this black tea, not the flavor.  This is not the tea bagge fodder that is found in your local grocery store … this is a pure, high-quality black tea from Portugal, and it’s quite delightful!

This medium-bodied black tea has a sweet, honey-like flavor with wonderful floral notes that weave their way throughout the sip.  It is a mild, even-tempered kind of tea, with hints of earthiness in the background.  It is not bitter.  It has only a hint of astringency at the tail, and a sweet aftertaste.

This isn’t what I’d call a bold or robust tea, nor is it a tea that I’d recommend as a breakfast tea as it doesn’t have that certain get-up-and-go kind of gusto to it.  But, what it does have is a bright, lively flavor that is sure to warm up your afternoon or early evening, and it has a delicious flavor that you’ll be proud to serve to guests.  It also makes an excellent iced tea – try it with a wedge of lemon!

A very enjoyable tea, I highly recommend it.

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